Of the virtual reality (VR) offerings being showcased at Gamescom 2018, one of the ones that drew the attention of the VRFocus team was the upcoming title from NetEase, Nostos. Set apart by its amazing artwork, a bit more is now known about this multiplayer VR title for players to potentially get excited about.
The title is described as an open-world multiplayer VR adventure, set in a post-apocalyptic world featuring environments inspired by classic Anime such as the works of Studio Ghibli.
Players will need to explore a vast, beautiful but desolate world where cities have been abandoned for decades, crumbling and forgotten. There are artefacts left behind in these lost cities, however and these ancient relics might be the key to ensuring the survival of those who still live in this world, who are facing new dangers as access to resources becomes limited.
There will be fierce enemies to fight, and dangerous locations with treacherous climates. Players will be able to wander across deserts, grasslands and mountains to find the secrets to ensuring the survival of those who are left.
A significant part of the danger faced by the survivors is the ‘Coralsea’ a dangerous area that is continuously expanding, threatening the engulf the land the people need in order to survive. Players will need to team up and form guilds to gather and safeguard resources.
In order to build this vast VR world, NetEase have utilised the SpatialOS simulation technology from Improbable, which will allow players to explore a seamless open world which will contain unexpected weather patterns, intense combat and new wonders to find or build.
NetEase say that the cloud-based SpatialOS platform will allow players to experience superior physical simulations and a unique VR world. Nostos is said to be coming in 2019, though there is currently no confirmation on what VR platforms the title will be compatible with.
For further news on Nostos and other upcoming VR titles, keep checking back with VRFocus.